Monday, 09 September 2013 14:46
TaNoah Morgan Special to the NNPA
WASHINGTON (NNPA ) – This summer, my daughter turned 13, and after she'd spent two years at an elite Northeast prep school where most of her classmates were white, my husband and I decided it was time she learned the history of the struggle of her people as an African American.
Jamal “Shango” James will be one of the fighters looking to take the vacant Minnesota welterweight crown in the co-main event fighting and defending his undefeated professional record on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Minneapolis Convention Center against Mohammed Kayongo.
Guerrero, a Cuban 5 revolutionary, paintings exhibit
Friday, 06 September 2013 14:48
The Minnesota Cuba Committee and Obsidian Arts are sponsoring a month-long exhibit featuring the paintings of Antonio Guerrero, one of five Cuban revolutionaries locked up in U.S. prisons on what his supporters claim are “trumped-up” charges.
Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) gathered the Latino community at Incarnation Catholic Church in south Minneapolis this past Sunday, Aug. 25 to rally support for a nationwide immigration bill that was passed by the Senate on June 27.
High-stepping seniors lead off MAD DADS’ Senior Citizen Safety Pride Day in Minneapolis
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 12:03
Paige Elliott, TC Daily Planet
High-stepping seniors and hot dogs were among the attractions at the 12th annual "Senior Citizen Safety Pride Day" sponsored by MAD DADS and the Phillips West Neighborhood Organization on Friday, August 16, at Boom Island in Minneapolis.
DHS honors Disparities Reduction Advisory Committee members
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:57
Angelique Cooper-Liberty was recognized at a celebration held Thursday, Aug. 22, to recognize the work of a committee that helped department leaders identify and address disparities in access and outcomes for cultural and ethnic communities served by DHS.
A long time coming: The future of prison phone justice reform
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:24
Dr. Artika R. Tyner
The FCC voted 2-1 to reform interstate phone rates policies.
The recent FCC ruling is a milestone in the road to victory in the arena of prison phone justice reform. This is one step forward in ensuring that the costs of prison phone calls are fair and reasonable. Access to affordable prison phone calls will create opportunities for millions of family members to remain in contact with their incarcerated loved ones.
Friday, 30 August 2013 12:24
Al McFarlane, Editor-In-Chief
“We get the misery, they get the money,” said one elder, describing the frustration being voiced in the Black community at the lack of genuine engagement of Black legacy institutions in connecting Black Minnesotans to the new insurance exchange created by the Obama administration for the purpose of improving access to healthcare.